If you are feeling a slick, minimalist bedroom for less than comfy or smothered by an excess of Victorian ruffles and knickknacks, it is time to break loose and head for the Old West’s open spaces. Saddle up and channel your inner cowboy to give your bedrooms design which range from rustic bunkhouse decor to amorous prairie design.
Ride ‘Em Cowboy
Bring some luck mounted over the door on the wall. Hang it with the part facing the floor for assumed luck. Display a saddle on the wall or put a on a sawhorse. Locate horse-related items in flea markets and antique stores as well as estate sales, especially those on farms or ranches. For a accent, wallpaper over the bed with newspaper with a cowboy theme or horses.
When tossed atop a graceful antique dresser, A well-worn cowboy hat adds a rustic touch. A simple wool blanket tossed along with a bed adds a cozy touch. Upholstering a club chair in flannel fabric like that found in a bedroll that is vintage brings the eye. Decide on a pattern with a western theme.
Old West Meets Southwest
Southwest style introduces American Indian and Mexican-inspired influences. Hang a woven Navaho blanket on the wall as a focus. For a more easily available and cheaper option, substitute a quilt using an Indian layout or mix a sheet with the effect and then mount it. Insert a lariat and wide-brimmed hat with a high crown like these Mexican cowboys wore. A chair upholstered in cloth or faux cowhide using a pattern creates an inviting place for meditating or studying.
Romancing the Prairie
Insert touches to style. A sparkling chandelier softens a skull exhibited over the dresser. A burlap pillow with a cowboy theme complements lacy throw cushions. A pair of boots lined with plastic and used as planters add a whimsical touch.